Lovers reunite, passions reignite, and new romance blossoms in the magic of music on a mid-summer’s night.
A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around the glamorous actress Desirée Armfeldt and the two married men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Frederik Egerman and Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. Both men—as well as their jealous wives—agree to join Desirée at her family’s estate for a scandalous “Weekend in the Country” under the watchful eyes of the wry family matriarch and harmonizing Greek chorus. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, it is no wonder A Little Night Music won the Tony Award for Best Musical. From the romance of the night waltzes to the hauntingly beautiful “Send in the Clowns,” Sondheim’s sweeping score is infused with humor and warmth weaving together musical theatre and operetta seamlessly in this tantalizing tale.
Debby Lennon (Mrs. Mullin, Carousel) returns to the UAO stage to lead this stunning cast as Desirée Armfeldt under the direction of Annamaria Pileggi,and Scott Schoonover conducts. Also returning to the UAO stage are Peter Kendall Clark (Older Thompson, Glory Denied) and Brooklyn Snow, who makes her second appearances of the season, as the newly married Frederick and Anne Egerman. Eric J. McConnell makes his UAO stage debut as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm and Leann Schuering (Josephine, H.M.S. Pinafore) as his wife Charlotte. Local actor Teresa Doggett, best known for her work as UAO’s costume designer for the past fifteen seasons, makes her UAO stage debut as the matriarch Madame Armfeldt alongside Amy Maude Helfer as the restless maid Petra and Arielle Pedersen as the young Fredrika. A bevy of St. Louis talent round out the cast including James Stevens as Henrik Egerman, Jordan Wolk as the butler Frid, and Grace Yukiko Fisher, Gina Malone, Sarah Price, Joel Rogier, and Philip Touchette as the “Liebeslieders”. C. Otis Sweezey will provide scenic design for A Little Night Music along with costume design by Teresa Doggett and lighting design by Patrick Huber.
|Mr. Lindquist||Joel Rogier|
|Mrs. Nordstrom||Gina Malone|
|Mrs. Anderssen||Grace Yukiki Fisher++|
|Mr. Erlanson||Philip Touchette|
|Mrs. Segstrom||Sarah Price*|
|Fredrika Armfeldt||Arielle Pedersen*|
|Madame Armfeldt||Teresa Doggett*|
|Frid, her butler||Jordan Wolk|
|Henrik Egerman||James Stevens++|
|Anne Egerman||Brooklyn Snow|
|Fredrik Egerman||Peter Kendall Clark|
|Petra||Amy Maude Helfer*|
|Desiree Armfeldt||Debby Lennon|
|Malla, a maid||Raven Brooks*+|
|Bertrand, a page||Madeleine Buckley++|
|Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm||Eric J. McConnell*|
|Countess Charlotte Malcolm||Leann Schuering|
|Osa, a maid||Kay Love*|
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++ Past Crescendo Participant